2019 IEEE NSS-MIC Conference General information

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Date & Locations

Date: 26 October - 2 November, 2019

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX, United Kingdom

Registration desk times
Sunday Oct. 27 14:00 – 16:30
Monday Oct. 28 07:30 – 18:30
Tuesday Oct. 29 07:30 – 18:30
Wednesday Oct. 30 07:30 – 18:00
Thursday Oct. 31 07:30 – 17:00
Friday Nov. 01 07:30 – 16:00
Saturday Nov. 02 07:30 – 09:30

Contact

General Contact of 2019 IEEE NSS-MIC
nssmic2019@ieee.org

Exhibition

Tours

T1 Manchester Highlights Coach Tour
Meeting date / time  Monday, 28 Oct. 2019 | 08:45 
Meeting point  MCC* - Exchange Lower Foyer 
Coach Bus leaves MCC*  09:00 
Drop off at MCC*  13:00 

T2 Liverpool and the Beatles Story
Meeting date / time  Tuesday, 29 Oct. 2019 | 08:45 
Meeting point  MCC* - Exchange Lower Foyer 
Coach Bus leaves MCC*  09:00 
Drop off at MCC*  17:30 
Lunch may be purchased during break

T3 Manchester City Centre Walking Tour
Meeting date / time  Wednesday, 30 Oct. 2019 | 08:45 
Meeting point  MCC* - Exchange Lower Foyer 
Coach Bus leaves MCC*  09:00 
Drop off at MCC*  11:00 

T4 Historic Chester Tour
Meeting date / time  Thursday 31 Oct. 2019 | 08:45 
Meeting point  MCC* - Exchange Lower Foyer 
Coach Bus leaves MCC*  09:00 
Drop off at MCC*  17:30 
Lunch is included

T5 The Tatton Estate
Meeting date / time  Friday 01 Nov. 2019 | 08:45 
Meeting point  MCC* - Exchange Lower Foyer 
Coach Bus leaves MCC*  09:00 
Drop off at MCC*  13:00 

* Manchester Central Convention Complex
Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX, United Kingdom

Arrival and Transportation

Airport Transfer

By Train (recommended)
Go to Train Schedules

  1. Follow the signs to Manchester Airport Train Station (10 mins)
  2. Go by train to Station Manchester Oxford Road (20-30 mins)
  3. Follow the Oxford Road in direction of the Palace Theatre
  4. Follow the tram tracks on the left side
  5. The convention centre is behind the Midland Hotel

By Tram
Go to Tram Schedules

  1. Follow the signs to Manchester Airport Train Station (10 mins)
  2. Go by tram (Navy Line) to St. Peter’s Square (60 mins)
  3. Follow the tram tracks in direction where you came from (2 mins)
  4. The convention centre is behind the Midland Hotel

By Taxi
Pricing around £25 for a ride. Cabs are charged on a meter.

  1. Go outside from your terminal
  2. Look for black cabs (metered taxis)
  3. Ask for a ride to Manchester Central Convention Complex (25-45 mins)

Public Transport

Open Manchester Centre Map
Open Free Bus Map

Parking at Conference

NCP Manchester Central car park
Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3GX

Open 24/7 pricing from £3.00
 
More car parks are around the MCC

About Manchester and UK

Manchester City

Tourist information
Go to visitmanchester.com

Weather forecast
Go to official weather forecast of UK Government

Credit Cards and ATMs

Credit cards, debit cards and contactless payment types are widely accepted. All major credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club) are supported. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available throughout the city and accept most common cards.

Currency

UK’s national currency is the Pound sterling (£) which comes in denominations of £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes. Coins come in 1 penny, 2 pence, 10, 20 and 50 pence and one- and two-pound denominations.

Electricity

The power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. You may need a voltage converter to protect your gadgets.

Languages

British English is the official language of UK.

Mobile Phones

The UK network uses the 900 or 1800 GSM system. Visitors of US and other countries with a different system need to acquire a tri/quad-band set. Contact your service provider for specific details. It is easier and cheaper to purchase a SIM card locally and top it up with credit.

National Emergency Services

The three most commonly used emergency services in the UK are the police, fire service and emergency medical service. To contact the services in case of an emergency, you call 999 or 112. These calls can be made from any phone and are free of charge.

Telephone Codes

UK Country Code  +44 
Manchester City Area Code  0161 

Time Zones

Manchester is located within British Standard Time (BST). During the conference Manchester is 1 hour behind Berlin, 8 hours behind of Tokyo, 4 hours ahead of New York City and 7 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Tipping

It is customary to leave 10-15% of the bill as tip when eating out, though some restaurants add on service charge instead.
Most hotel bills also include a service charge, if it is not added it is customary to tip 10-15% of the bill. People often tip porters.
It is polite to tip 10-15% of the taxi fare to black cabs and licensed minicabs.

VAT rates for goods and services

RateVATWhat the rate applies to
Standard 20%  Most goods and services 
Reduced rate 5%  Some goods and services, eg safety equipment 
Zero rate 0%  Zero-rated goods and services, eg food and transportation 

Wi-Fi

Manchester’s free wifi networks give you free internet access in locations across the city. You can browse the internet, access services, use social networks and search for local businesses and destinations while on the move.

_FreebeeMcr
is the on-street network. It's free for the first 30 minutes, then £3 for the rest of the day.

_BusybeeMcr
is the network in many public buildings, and is free all day.

MetrolinkWiFi
is the network on the Metrolink tram system and is free and unlimited after registration.

More information

For more information about the conference and IEEE NSS-MIC please visit nssmic.ieee.org/2019